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Dreams of escaping cookie-cutter subdivisions for cozy log cabin retreats are becoming reality for many Americans. HGTV follows the adventures of families who ditch the hustle and bustle to find the quintessential log home. The structures come in all styles and sizes, from modest unheated weekend cabins to sprawling state-of-the-art estates. Although the maintenance requirements can be more extensive than those for conventional constructions, the lure of living out wildest fantasies in secluded areas of North Carolina, Montana, Minnesota, Oregon and Colorado, among other states, is too strong for the buyers to ignore.

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A couple and their young daughters search for their dream cabin in America's Dairyland; they are looking for a log home with a lake access and room for family and friends to visit in the quaint town of Mauston, Wis.
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A couple seeks a lakeside cabin in the New Hampshire countryside for extended family gatherings; they want something with a rustic woodwork aesthetic that has a modern kitchen and a lawn for their two boys to play on.
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High school sweethearts from Greenville, Mass. are ready to upgrade to a log cabin where they can raise their growing family in a secluded area where the kids can play, but is still close to town amenities.
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A couple and their three-year-old daughter search for a cabin with unparalleled views and access to the great outdoors near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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A city-dwelling couple want to trade bumper-to-bumper traffic for a home where they can raise their two kids immersed in nature seven days a week; they look in the foothills surrounding the little mining town of Cripple Creek.
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Busy parents of three search for a vacation getaway in the Pocono Mountains near a ski hill where they can unplug and reconnect.
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Newlyweds who spent their childhoods in the country long to return; in Rhode Island, they look for a cabin with some land where they can reconnect with nature and their dogs have plenty of room to explore.
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A young Minnesota family gets ready to settle down and grow in a small-town cabin; they hope to find a home with enough bedrooms for them to expand into and enough acreage for their kids to ditch technology and explore nature.
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After spending three years on assignment in Shanghai, China, a couple looks to slow their pace and buy a log cabin in Maggie Valley, N.C.
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A couple from Maryville, Tenn., is on the hunt for a cabin where they can get their hands dirty and grow their own food; they hope to find a cabin with breathtaking views and a spacious kitchen, with plenty of acreage to share with their four kids.
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An active and outdoorsy family of five looks for a log cabin getaway in the rustic mountain destination of Big Bear Lake, Calif.
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Ryan, Tara and their sporty sons are looking for the perfect log cabin in Vermont with enough land to raise chickens and plant a garden.
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A couple decides to ditch their fast-paced lives in Boise, ID, for a move to Garden Valley. With so many outdoor activities in the area, they feel it's the perfect place to escape and reconnect as a family. She wants a cabin with large windows that let in natural light, and he's looking for a property with a low-maintenance yard.
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A military woman loves the traveling aspect of her career, but misses her family and childhood spent in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so she enlists her best friend from high school to help her search for a home base.
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In Colorado's Vail Valley, a young couple looks for their first home together; they would like to be able to ski, bike and hike with their dogs easily as well as have extra space for entertaining guests.
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In Louisville, Ky., a couple and their two children search for a cabin; she wants to raise the children in a small town, where they can roam on their own land and spend quality time as a family.
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A Tucson couple want a cabin retreat in Mount Lemmon, Ariz., where they can hike with their dogs, rock climb and relax while enjoying each other's company.
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A couple comb the hills of central Vermont for a one-of-a-kind cabin to raise their son in; they look for a turnkey home with rustic charm that has two full bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and plenty of acreage for the family to enjoy.
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An outdoorsy Seattle couple wants to escape their busy city life and move to a log cabin near a body of water as well as a shop for their glassblowing studio.
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Brad and Anna are looking for a log cabin in the countryside of southwestern Pennsylvania, but need a commute under 30 minutes; she would like an open kitchen and they both want private acreage where they can explore and let their dogs run free.
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A couple with two young children searches for a log cabin in High Point, N.C., hoping to unwind in the solitude of nature as a family; the couple wants a cabin with plenty of outdoor space for the kids to explore.

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